Monday, December 12, 2011

Bake Your Heart Out Recipe Book - Review and Giveaway

I love cookbooks, you've all heard me say it many many times on my blogs. I have a huge collection and for some reason I just can't seem to stop collecting more, so when I was contacted by Lucky Leaf regarding their new Bake your Heart Out Recipe Book, I obviously said yes.


Best part is that I got to review a really good dessert cookbook, try some awesome yummies and I get to giveaway 2 cookbooks to 2 lucky readers on my blog. How cool is that?

So first, let me tell you all about the new cookbook and by the way, if you don't want to wait to see if you win one, or if you just want to go ahead and get a few more copies, you can do so by going here.

Cherry-Chocolate Macaroon Pie, Simple and Sweetie Blueberry Cobbler and Cherry Bliss Brownies are great for holiday parties and sharing with friends. How about making an ordinary winter morning special for your family with Sweet Apple-Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal? Yum!

Oh yeah, there are 20 delicious recipes in there including colorful photos :)

So the first thing I tried, was actually for my daughter Jasmine, who loves cherries.  I will tell you right now that I am not a big fan of cherries or cherry anything, if it's not the actual fresh fruit, I don't like it, so I made this with the intent of surprising her and not having a bite at all LOL

But.......I did.  And I loved it, it was really good and I tell you that as a cherry hater.


Sweet Vanilla Cherry Cake

3 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
¾ cup cooking oil
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon vanilla
Dash of salt
1 21-ounce can LUCKY LEAF ® Regular or Premium Cherry Pie Filling
1 Tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Beat together eggs, sugar, oil, flour, baking powder, vanilla and salt.


Spread 2/3 of the batter into a greased 13”x9” baking pan.


Spread LUCKY LEAF Cherry Pie Filling on top of batter.


Drop the remaining batter by spoonfuls on top of the pie filling layer.


Stir together the sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle over top of cake.


Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Serve warm or cooled.

Servings: 12


Another recipe that is included in the cookbook which I've actually been making for a while, is the Blueberry Cobbler. YUM!


There are quite a few others in there that I plan on trying but I'm waiting for my in laws to arrive next week :)

Now for the giveaway, like I said above, Lucky Leaf is giving two readers a cookbook each. Here are the rules:

- Leave a comment including your email address
- Go on over and LIKE the Lucky Leaf page on Facebook

I am running the contest until the end of the week so that we can try and get those books out to the winners before Christmas. I said try, because they will be coming directly from Lucky Leaf, so don't hold me to it especially with the holiday mail rush. :)

Good Luck!


  1. Tessa Darling5:37 AM

    I would love to win this and try out all the recipes!

  2. don't know that I can get lucky leaf brand here. I'm sure any brand would work though. The 2 recipes you tried look and wound yummy! I can imagine peach pie filling instead of the cherry.....I'm not a big cherry fan either unless it's on cheesecake.

    Liked lucky leaf on facebook..... count me in

  3. Mmm cherries pie filling, my fave! I was thinking of doing a cherry pie for Christmas too, you know, the red color goes. lol. I've liked them on FB.

  4. Jessica mack5:52 AM

    Can't wait to see this cookbook!!

  5. Ramona Duffey5:53 AM

    Delicious looking fruit desserts! Either of these would be just what the doctor ordered on an overcast cold winter day like today. The warmth of the oven and the aroma of the cinnamon sugar of the topping would be a little slice of heaven.

  6. Yum! Would love to win a copy. Liked them on facebook!

  7. Oh my goodness that cherry recipe looks so dang yummy! One of our favorite desserts for many, many years now is cherry crisp. I look forward to trying this recipe. It would be nice to be the winner. I have a huge collection of cookbooks too.

    Enjoy your Christmas season.


  8. Well, I guess you can count me out because as I read this again I see one of the rules is going to FB and I don't go there. Whoever wins will like this little book. I will enjoy the recipe you posted here. :-) FlowerLady

  9. That cherry recipe sounds and looks so good!! I've liked LUcky Leaf on FB! Would love to win this!! YAY! Thanks for always having such great giveaways! Maybe one year I'll win one! lol

  10. Yum!! I'd love to win a new cookbook! My email is in my profile, thanks!!

  11. All I can say is.....I'm drooling over those pictures!! I've been in such a baking mood lately!!

  12. That looks yummy!

  13. Andrea D.6:35 AM

    I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance to enter. I am also a facebook fan of Lucky Leaf.

  14. What a great giveaway! That cherry cake looks so yummy - I think I will make it for the guys in my office for our Christmas work party. Thanks for the recipe. :)

  15. Yummy! I'm a fan as well!

  16. irene kegel6:57 AM

    cant wait to start..all looks soooooo yummy

  17. kirk b8:22 AM

    the cakes look yummy, can't wait to try them

  18. I have never met a cherry I didn't like. I think I am going to make this in a few minutes. I'll let you know what I think!

  19. Nicole9:35 AM

    I can't get enough cookbooks! I'd love to win! I even liked Lucky Leaf on FB, and I never do that!

  20. Kim Hopkinson1:40 PM

    Oh my that looks amazing!

  21. That cake looks awesome!

  22. Yum! I'm ready to start cooking!